About the author
Leonie Joubert is a freelance science writer and author, who uses different storytelling approaches to wander through the often unmapped terrain we face as we try to find ways to live together on a tightly packed planet: climate, energy, environmental change, and hunger and malnutrition in the world of Big Food. Mostly, her stories try to give voice to a silenced environment, and the social injustices of a society where the divide between rich and poor has never been greater.
She has spent the better part of 15 years exploring these topics through books, journalism, communication's support to academics and civil society organisations, and non-fiction creative writing.
Her books include Scorched, Boiling Point, Invaded, The Hungry Season, and Oranjezicht City Farm.
You can read more about Leonie's work here.
About the photographer
Oliver Barnett is a Cape Town-based photographic artist who emigrated to South Africa from the United Kingdom in 2007. The wild elemental scenery of the Cape starkly contrasts the beautiful but essentially manicured English countryside in which he grew up. Moving here prompted a new creative path, guided by valuable insights into the self-regulating intelligence of nature and the desire for an enhanced participation in the unfolding cycles we are bound to.
Oliver has spend many hours exploring these new lands. He taught himself photography in the process, and started to learn about the unique diversity of the Cape floral kingdom. This led to the development of adaptive editing techniques to create images that offer a narrative to a transforming sensory perception of place within the land.
The resulting body of work intends to provide tools to connect to a collective perception of the environment and prompt new ways to encourage the seeds of recovered ecological sensibility occurring within human consciousness.
You can read more about Oliver’s remarkable body of work here.
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